SOAL #93: Inclusion Matters
Dive into an enlightening journey with Nola Timmins, a legally blind architecture student redefining inclusion. From her adoption story to her TEDx talk, Nola’s resilience and advocacy in the face of adversity will leave you inspired and hopeful for a future where architecture meets accessibility.
I was adopted at 15 months from China by a single mom. My, I’m legally blind. And so obviously she didn’t know. My mom didn’t know.
I’m obviously not gonna get it because I’m just coming in there and completely winging it.
You have optic nerve atrophy, you just means you don’t see the same as everybody else.
But that experience really gave me the experience that I needed to kind of go into college with the idea of wanting to help people and use what I have and my legal blindness to change the things in the architecture world that art catered towards people with visual impairments.
And that is the time where you be creative and innovative. And that is the time where you explore.
• Overcoming blindness in education
• A chance encounter leads to podcast
• Trials of advocacy in architecture
• Importance of inclusive environments
• Nola’s vision for accessible design